Extra Time: Father Fernandes buys lucky QPR fan season ticket

After a Rs supporter tweeted that he could not afford to attend matches despite the recent reduction in prices, the 49-year-old responded with the offer of an "early Xmas present"
For many months now, we here at Goal.com have wondered: is QPR owner Tony Fernandes actually Father Christmas in disguise?

Like Batman, the 49-year-old Malaysian entrepreneur appears to live the life of an ordinary citizen by day - but seems to have an alter ego by night.

Indeed, as if it wasn't enough giving the likes of Christopher Samba and Jose Bosingwa hundreds of thousands of pounds a month for absolutely nothing in return, Fernandes has now agreed to buy one lucky Rs fan a season ticket as an early Christmas present.

The offer came after it was announced that QPR had reduced the prices of their season tickets, leading to a generally positive response from the Loftus Road faithful.

However, Jay Mills tweeted the west London club’s supremo claiming that he still could not afford one despite the new tariff.

Cue Fernandes' thoughtful response via Twitter: "I will buy you a season ticket as an advanced Xmas present. Give me your email."

And then Mills' delighted reaction: "Don't want to go on - but I totally do. @tonyfernandes you have made me one very happy boy! So excited to cheer on the R's all season #COYRs".

Clearly, Mills has behaved well enough this year to earn himself a place on Santa's good list. Exasperating generosity and talk of Christmas in May? All that’s missing is the big white beard and a tree.